May 31, 2008
May 18, 2008
calvin is trying to catch the kite's tail
Please note: I am a great copycat. I come up with very few of my own ideas. I can't take credit for many of these layouts, but I CAN take credit for the really cute kids pictured on each page.
Also, I am very behind on my books, which will explain the absence of Liv's pages. :) LOVE this page - all from scratch. I made the curtains out of velum, and you can actually "lift" them up to see the window better
nothing special about the layout, just thought i would share some joshie pics.
just thought the photo was too cute not to share. :) got the letters for the title from HN's sizzix!! Man, I miss that thing. :)
love the stickers on the side bar.
this one took a while - c built a tower out of videos . . . the page is covered in little construction stickers. it took a while to do, but i think it turned out nicely.
i have always liked clean lines, and thought this page "fit" together nicely
what good brothers they are :) i used two-tones circles at the top of the page
the paper behind this page looks like a terry cloth towel - very cool.
i had no idea how to jazz up those photos - no real theme and no stickers to add, so i punched a bunch of dots and there ya go.
My first "real" page done - Josh's first girl scout cookie
each year on Labor Day our stake hosts "Family Day at the temple - the temple opens on Monday just for our stake. That way we can "labor" for our families. It is awesome! i had to do a page for each boy's book, and these are the two formats i came up with for the same photos this is a different year - my favorite photo is on the right page, top left. the sun's rays were just perfect as the boys walked up together
This page isn't really that great, but the idea behind the activity IS! I boiled several boxes of spaghetti noodles in colored water and put them all in a small swimming pool. Added a slide and some kids, and we had a great time!!
May 4, 2008
You see that Josh had no problem doing flips on the bungy . . . he even had a cheering squad. Some people were standing outside the fence cheering him on and giving him tips. They were cute - no idea who they were.
Calvin, on the other hand . . . . had a cheering squad; his brother and cousin. "Do a FLIP!!" they yelled. Calvin said that he could feel the "throw up" in this throat and tried to keep it down the best he could. He didn't think the bungy was as fun as Josh did. ha ha. Poor kid!
So, Greg picks 5 gallons of strawberries so that I will have something to can.
I, in turn, tell my dear "old" friend that she will learn to make strawberry jelly this year (actually, I told her that she would learn to make it last year but we were too busy having babies to make jelly). :)
It becomes a family affair.
Here's the breakdown of responsibility:
The moms wash and stem the berries
The children get the juice out of the berries (amid "boyish" comments about the juice looking gruesome)
The moms cook the jelly and fill the jars
The dads screw the lids onto the jars and moved them to the table to cool
Four batches of jelly later but still more juice to go, we call it a night.
This is the good life, people!
Now, this is no special jelly recipe, but I think I will enter the jelly into the county fair this year. I don't expect to win by any stretch of the imagintation, but at least I can say that I entered the county fair! lol.
May 1, 2008
I would have made Liv's face appear on a BABY magazine, but they didn't have one available - it was either "Bride" or "Hip Hop" . . . hmmm. ;)